- Circulation Pump & Motor
CustomerPaul from NC
Dishwasher became noisy and wasn't cleaning
Torx and phillips screwdrivers, socket wrench
Repair & Advice
Based on advice found online, it seemed that the circulation pump was the likely culprit for the issues we had with our dishwasher, but I wish I had looked more closely at the food chopper as it was the cause of the symptoms. It costs a fraction of the price to replace the motor and did not require removing the dishwasher from underneath the countertop. Once I was familiar with removing components underneath the spray arm, replacing the food chopper was easy. This particular part has a plastic spindle that wore out over time and allowed the chopper blade to not spin with the spindle. This resulted in the mesh screen becoming clogged with food particles which prevented the circulation pump from providing adequate water flow to the spray arms. I replaced the upper spray arm seal also because it looked worn. Replacing the motor was not too difficult, but does require removing the dishwasher from underneath the countertop. Save yourself some time and money by first checking the food chopper to make sure that is not the cause of your issues first.